We first attended our first Gunslinger camp in Knoxville when Austin was a freshman and followed that up by visiting the inaugural camp at the ATT Center/Cowboys Stadium in Dallas Austin’s sophomore year. Austin is now entering his senior season. Looking back on all the camps he has attended and participated in, the Gunslinger Camp is still one of our favorites. We have heard over and over that one of Austin’s greatest attributes is his consistency and accuracy. I feel like it was that first camp in Knoxville where he learned how important accuracy and consistency were to becoming a great QB. Austin made a point after that camp to work on the drills and techniques he had learned that weekend and came back to win the camp the next year in Dallas. Accuracy and consistency are often overlooked by many of the top QBs we see but almost every college coach we speak with stresses how important those two skills are once the QBs get to college. The Gunslinger Camp and the Elite 11 camp are the only camps out of all of the many camps Austin has attended where I feel like the appropriate amount of instruction and focus was given to those two skills. The other part that really stood out, it was truly an open competition, and the grading was as objective as you could make it. Everyone knows the rules, everyone is told the point system, and every single camper has an equal opportunity to be the champion at the end no matter who they know, how many stars they have, who they train with or what school they play for back home. I can’t tell you how often we show up at camps and it seems like the MVP or Champion is already chosen before the camp starts. We never felt that way at your camp and saw that whoever had the most points at the end was the winner - period.
It’s easy to see that, above all, you do it because you truly love it! The parents of the kids you help notice, and we appreciate everything you are doing. I’m always trying to sort through all of the camp opportunities to figure out which camps are legitimate, not a money grab, and actually teach the kids something they can use. I thought it was my responsibility to let others know that the Gunslinger is one of the best camps we participated in. Keep up the good work!
Father of 2023 QB Austin Novosad | Austin, TX
4 Star | #8 Ranked QB in US | Baylor Commit